Thomas Haden Church plays big shot TV executive
Thomas Haden Church has joined Showtime's new comedy Episodes, starring as a larger-than-life TV executive.

According to Variety, the new series stars Friends alum Matt LeBlanc, who plays a parody of himself. The single-camera series is a Showtime-BBC co-production about a U.K. couple whose comedy is re-purposed into a dumbed-down American sitcom.

Shooting begins in mid-May in Los Angeles and London. A launch date has not yet been determined, but the show will air on both Showtime and BBC2.

Church joins Claire Forlani, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Stephen Mangan, who were recently announced to the cast.